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and accountability from the obama administration. in pakistan alone amnesty international reports there have been at least 300 drone missile attacks in less than a decade. the government in pakistan estimate 400 civilians have been killed as a result of drone strikes. in washington this week for a meeting for president obama pakistan's prime minister naw az sharif has under scored the concern. >> i would therefore stress the need for an end to drone attacks. >> reporter: at the heart of it is accountability. critics say the obama administration is not open about how drones are used, where they are used in places like yemen and how targets are chosen. >> the most challenging situation we had to face was the complete and utter secrecy of the u.s. authorities. because of that we cannot be 100% certain, but we are extremely concerned that these and other killings documented in our report may constitute war crimes . >> it is a hard factor that drone strikes have resulted in civilian casualties. a risk in every war. for the families of those civilians no words or legal construct can justify their loss.
the pakistani government has been cooperating first with the bush administration and now with the obama administration. it's been the obama administration h that has increased the frequency of these attacks some would argue out of a sense that the pakistanis have not been doing enough to crack down on taliban and al qaeda sacactivitywithin it's borders. there was recently a front page story in the "washington post" that outlined in detail, not just how much access the pakistani government was giving to washington, but the fact that the pakistanis were getting top level intelligence briefings about the targets and the strategies used in deciding when to launch these attacks. it's worth keeping note that pakistani citizens do not like these drone attacks. so it's not surprising that you would see a vociferous objection from the highest level in the islamabad government because they have to find a way to play canadian theiplacate their citi. >> if it's killing pakistanis why this latest call for accountability. >> the prime minister was recently re-elected as prime minister. he has not bee
embarrassingly low that the obama administration is scrambling to wish her that this signature legislative achievements survive the obamacare disaster. i am lou dobbs. ♪ ♪ lou: evening, everyone. the obamacare website is a disaster. max baucus is calling for major changes in the program now in enrollment numbers for the first few days of the obamacare rollout are dramatically disappointing for the administration. the white house has been telling us for months that millions of americans have been visiting health care.gov, but the house oversight committee released internal notes from meetings that show only six people in total successfully enrolled on the first day enrolled. obamacare is a train wreck that has become a laughingstock as a result. as of today, the hite house pushed back expectations, taping them down and jay carney said that we don't expect those numbers to be very high and we never did. henry is at the white house with our report. reporter: embarrassed over the rollout of president obama signatureomestic achievement that only six people signed up on day one and was criti
that the obama administration is scrambling to wish her that this signature legislative achievements survive the obamacare disaster. i am lou dobbs. ♪ ♪ lou: evening, everyone. the obamacare website is a disaster. max baucus is calling for major changes in the program now in enrollment numbers for the firs few days of the obamacare rollout are dramatically disappointing for the administration. the white house has been telling us for months that millions of americans have been visiting health care.gov, but thehouse oversight committee released internal notes from meetings that show only six people in total successfully enrolled on the first day enrolled. obamacare is a train wreck that has become a laughingstock as a result. as of today, the white house pushed back expectations, taping them down and jay carney said that we don't expect those numbers to be very high and we never did. ed henry is at the white house with our report. reporter: embarrassed over the rollout of president obama signature domestic achievement that only six people signed up on day one and was criticized by congress
the obama administration to speed up for promise additional equipment for the armed forces in iraq. at the end of the meeting barack obama said the u.s. was committed to helping iraq fight al qaeda, but did not give specifics. >> throughout the discussion, the main theme was that the united states wants to be a strong and effective partner with iraq. >> we had a common vision about all issues discussed when it comes to diagnosing the return of terrorism to the middle east. we talked about ways of counting terrorism and had similar positions and ideas. >> the obama administration wanted concrete promises from iraq's prime minister that he'd change the way he's governing, making it more inclusive, leading to the election. they said it was the goal. they didn't outline what, if anything, they have agreed to. >> gunmen kidnapped two german citizens in the eastern bekaa valley. the national newsagency said the kidnappers are demanding a ransom for their release. it's not known where they are being held. >> a papular sat earical show has been pulled from the air. it was pulled minutes be
there are at least half a dozen major controversies inside the obama administration that the president apparently didn't know anything about. today in the "wall street journal" front page headline says obama unaware as u.s. spied on world leaders. and i i believe that's true. while some americans think about mr. obama knew about fast and furious, irs, benghazi, libya, and the nasa spying while they were in -- nsa spying while they were in development. the president does not manage in a microway. he delegates often to incompetent people. most vivid example is the enormous screw up in obama care. that's the president's signature issue and he was apparently totally unaware that the roll out was broken. now, i could be wrong. i could be wrong about this. barack obama may have micromanaged all that stuff i mentioned. it's possible, but i believe improbable. last night on "60 minutes," the horror of four americans being murdered in benghazi, libya are was portrayed. lt. colonel andy wood said he warned the obama administration al qaeda was hunting the american ambassador. >> tried to assassinate the br
the obama administration al qaeda was hunting the american ambassador. >> tried to assassinate the british ambassador. wood says to him, it came as no surprise because al qaeda using a familiar tactic, had stated their intent in an online posting, saying they would attack the red cross, the british, and then the americans in benghazi. >> and you watched. >> as they did each one of those. >> and the british mission and the only ones left. >> were us. they made good on two out of the three promises. it was a matter of time until they captured the third one. >> and washington was aware of that? >> they knew we monitored it. we included that in our reports to it both state department and dod. >> the problem with colonel woods' assertion is that we don't know exactly who he warned? was it secretary of state clinton? secretary of defense panetta? both deny knowing of specific threats. and, of course, president obama says he did not knowed extent of the danger either. after the intent was underway the administration did not take action. >> you did had this conversation with the defense. you asked
similar positions and ideas. >> the obama administration wanted concrete promises from iraq's prime minister that he would change the way he governed in iraq, making it an inclusive prospect leading to the election. they said that was the goal, but didn't out line what, if anything, they agreed to. >> in yemen the organization drafting the constitution said it would ban child marriages, we have that report from the capital. outlawing the practice will not be easy. >> when nora was 11 years old, she was forced to marry a man who was 35. she suffered years of physical and psychological abuse. today he is a leading activist fighting to ban child marriages. >> translation: i was an innocent child. i was poor. when they got me knew clothes i felt happiness. everything changed. my husband was an alcoholic. when he first took off his clothes, you can imagine what happened to a child. >> nora fled her abusive husband only to be turned back by her parents. she suffered miscarriages and internal bleeding. a traumatising experience that affected her and her three children. she has been taken
to be a permanent stain on the obama administration and the whole idea of government as efficient and effective. >> funny that didn't half after the prescription part d had problems and nobody has given up, i believe, twitter had problems. i believe the rollout of the iphone, apple had problems. people -- excuse me, people who are going on this website with most of them would crawl over broken glass in order to get health coverage. and when they are not sitting home waiting for the cable guy to come, you know, people put up with inconvenience in a lot of areas and it's going to get better. >> did anybody buy insurance through the exchanges? >> me? >> 700,000 people have completed it. >> how many millions who weren't able to get through. >> the very trouble things here, john, is that the exchange is the heart of this program. the heart is not working in the first few weeks scares everybody involved. you can use the phone. it's high-tech. but a phone bank -- >> here's the data. delaware had one enrollee. alaska 7. wisconsin had 50. oregon none. south carolina 23. the white house had expect
.s.' stature across the middle east. it would not due for the obama administration to cut off all ties with the country with who it's had a long standing political and military relationship because of these political problems. >> with that said one. points secon secretary kerry isg while he is in cairo, this interm government cannot exist in perpetuity. it needs to get on with the business of constitutional reforms and establishing elections for a new democratically elected president and parliament. and it need to take on has to steps much soonerrather than later. >> let's talk about this visit to ki cairo. we didn't know about is unti une landed. >> which makes you think iraq and afghanistan. extremely dangerous places. >> what are the security concerns and the relationship between the two countries is clearly not what was. >> it certainly was telling the u.s. state department did not want to announce or confirm this was even a possibility. and that sends a diplomatic signal. it says the u.s. is very much disapproving of how the interim egyptian government has been functioning in the
on hand. and memos from the obama administration show that six people managed to sign up the first day the website went live. the administration is promising a tech surge will fix the trouble. health and human secretary services kathleen sebelius said the site should be up and running bite end of the month. the republicans say it goes dealer than a troubled website? >> yes, when the number of people losing the health care plan system vastly greater than those signing up in the obama health care website there is a problem. dan coates challenged the president that people can cope their health care if they like it. >> tell that to the people in florida who received cancellation notices and 1 million californians that may see health insurance plans disappear and tell that to the tens of hoosiers in my state that see similar notices a ratifying in their mail boxes. >> even if the his honor company drops a plan they have to offer comprehensive plans that meet obama care standards. nlaw makers learned that we would have to wait until the middle of the month and now they came out and they are
for not complying and while the obama administration says the requirement is necessary to protect a woman's right to decide when or if she wants to have children the judges were not convinced. the decision echoed the 10th circuit ruling. the court ruled against an abortion pill mandate and has relied on that ruling and other instances. another case out of the third and 6th circuit went the opposite way. the split decision may indicate that the supreme court may take on the issue. arthel, back to you. >> thanks a lot, elizabeth. >> a big parade is underway in the city of boston. the red sox are holding their victory parade today. looking at that. riding high off their world series win on a float of duck boats. love the duck boats. after beating the st. louis cards in the game six, a stunning turn around a. last year the sox had the worst season in almost 50 years. the win at fenway park ends a nearly century long dry spell for winning a world series at home. good for them. >> so much to celebrate. >> are they going to shave the beards? >> i hope so. i am glad they won, but those beards are horribl
has not worked as well as it should. >> a member of the obama administration apologize for the website that has been plagued by problems since launching last month. testifying tuesday, marlin tavenner did not give many reason for website issues. she did not give specific numbers and how many people have actually signed up for insurance. those facts and figures are expected to come in another hearing, when her boss, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testifies later this morning. that hearing could get heated, since some republicans have been calling for her to be fired. >> i don't think anyone would deny this fact on either side of the political aisle. these past 29 days have been nothing short of a disaster. >> as republicans attack the problem-plagued website as representative of larger troubles with the affordable care act. >> the problem with obamacare isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> democrats fiercely defend the law and site. >> everybody needs to chill out, because it is going to work. >> we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping ex
to make. the saudis have been very concerned that the obama administration simply hasn't done enough to try to bring the civil war in syria to an end, and they have made their pleasure known. one, by not takingun of the non-permanent seat did on the u.n. security council. and, two, by deciding to not take part in certain diplomatic and military operations with the u.s. where these things would normally happen otherwise. so this is a chance for saudis to express concerns to kerry, not just about syria but also about iran. the saudis are very concerned about the iranians trying to assume a greater role in regional politics, and it doesn't want to be pushed out. so kerry has to go with listening to these concerns, trying to placate the saudis as best he can. >>> in syria, government forces tried to quell much government controlled areas. assad's regime has tried to secure that area from months. video shows thick smoke. al jazeera cannot verify these videos. more than 100,000 people have been killed since that war began two and a half years ago. >>> meanwhile, another area of syria, a gi
nouri al-maliki is asking the obama administration for more help. as mike viqueira reports, nouri al-maliki did so correctly inside the white house. >> it was their first face-to-face meeting in two years as iraq faces threats and doubts over its stability. >> unfortunately al qaeda has still been active and grown more active recently. we have a lot of discussion about how we can work together to push back against that terrorist organization that operates not only in iraq, but also poses a threat to the region and the united states. >> president obama and prime minister nouri al-maliki blame al qaeda for the surge in violence in iraq. tran >> translation: we have a common vision in relation to terrorism and how to counterterrorism. >> over the last year the security situation in iraq has taken a dramaticic downturn. in october alone 979 iraqis were killed in terror attacks. 852 of them civilians. more than 7,000 died since the beginning of this year. with no u.s. combat troops remaining in iraq, and no chance for american boots on the ground in the future, nouri al-maliki is in wash
. the obama administration said it's necessary to protect a woman's right to decide when and whether to have children, the judges were not convinced. they interpreted it as forcing companies to cover contraceptives. the decision friday echos the tenth circuit court of appeals ruling. that court ruled against the abortion pill mandate in the hobby lobby case and has relied on the ruling in previous other instances. there was another case out of the third and sixth circuit that went the opposite way. the split among federal courts may enhance the chances at the supreme court and will take on the issue. we'll have to see. uma? >> thank you for bringing us up to date on that issue. we'll watch it closely. >>> well, it's your last chance to sound off. should making beer be part of any high school curriculum? tweet us and i'll read some of your thoughts just a few minutes. as a business owner, i'm constantly putting out fires. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i get 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back aroun
is accusing the obama administration of doing. one of violating pakistani sovereignty by launching a military attack on pakistani soil without islamabad's permission. the other thing that islamabad is accusing washington of doing is essentially scuttling - that's the pakistani's word, an effort to broker peace talks with the taliban. the pakistani's are arguing with the death of hakimullah mehsud, everything that they have been trying to achieve has been put back to square one. as a result the pakistani citizens will be at a higher risk of suffering from taliban attacks within the borders. >> hasn't the pakistani government been cooperating with the u.s. and the c.i.a. drone program all along. >> it's quite by assumed that the pakistani government has cooperated with the bush administration and the obama administration on the drone strike program. it's been the obama administration that has increased the frequency of the attacks - some would argue out of a sense that the pakistanis haven't been doing enough to crackdown on taliban and al qaeda activity within its borders. recently there was a
. the obama administration needs 39,000 people to enroll a day to meet its goals and make the system work. the white house calls those, quote, rough figures, and says it will reveal enrollment numbers for october in mid-november. white house press secretary jake carney says it will be a slow build. >> it's no question it's been made more challenging by the poorly functioning website and that's on us and that's why we're dedicating the resources and the brainpower to get it fixed. >> carney says the obama administration expects the numbers for october to be, quote, relatively low. patty anne. >> all right, thanks. >>> fox news alert. investigators are gathering more evidence this morning as things start to get back to normal at los angeles international airport. after yesterday's shooting that killed one tsa agent, injured other people and impacted travel for thousands across the country. police say he was allegedly on a mission to kill asp tsa agents as possible. he is now in custody at a hospital where he was taken after being wounded in a shootout with airport police. dominic dinotoli j
. the obama administration is rejecting calls to grant clemency to nsa leaker edward snowden just days after snowden asked for international help to lobby the united states to drop the charges against him. in a letter given to a german lawmaker last week, snowden wrote -- on sunday, white house senior adviser dan pfeiffer appeared on abc "this week" and was by george stephanopoulos about snowden's appeal. >> are there any conditions under which president obama would consider clemency? >> none that have been discussed. >> it is not on the table? >> mr. snowden violated u.s. law and arab league has been that he should return to the u.s. and face justice. but that was white house senior adviser dan pfeiffer speaking on sunday. "the new york times" published an explosive piece on sunday titled, "no morsel too minuscule for all-consuming nsa." new details about secret nsa programs and the agencies overseas surveillance based on documents leaked by snowden. "new york times" journalist scott shane writes -- "the new york times piece reveals how the nsa intercepted the talking points of view in secr
one of the first obama administration officials to be questioned directly by congress in this debacle that has been the obama care website rollout. have a listen to how it went. >> despite our democrats opposition to part d ten years ago, we committed to making the best of the program. and because of all the changes that have occurred in part d prescription program, 90% of seniors right now the are satisfied. and why are they satisfied? well, are in my district, before that was vote, i made seniors know that i was going to vote no and opposed and i told them two reasons. the gap, the doughnut hole when you're paying for premiums you're not getting any benefits. that was horrendous and number two, no one was an outside source was not sitting down and being the third party to the negotiate the prices of prescription drugs. so it lost. we lost the policy fight. and what did we do? we went back to our districts and we told our seniors although we voted no, we're -- we personally believe and we'll work with the bush administration to make it work. that's what we did. and ho
as we know with the obama administration they communicate mainly with leaks to the press. the latest one is to the wall street journal which said that president obama discovered the world leaders being surveyed after an internal review discovered that in the summertime. president obama then asked for the surveillance of angela merkel's phone to be cease. not so with various world leaders if there are other world leaders watching right now you are not out of the woods yet. this is a push back from germany media that president obama was briefed about the surveillance in 2010. not only did the president say that surveillance should continue, he ordered that intelligence come from out of that surveillance come directly to the white house and out of the national security agency. we expect the press briefing from the white house, the official line to come in the coming hours. >> and there is an european delegation come together white house today. what do they hope to accomplish? >> reporter: we should bear in mind that this delegation has long been organized. the european parliament has an inq
to downplay. the news. shocking numbers. it all begin and 2004 under the bush administration. the number of victims soared through 2006 when almost 100 people were injured. in 2008, 75 lives were lost. the following year, obama took over, a record number. up to 122 and the drone war contains. the obama administration is responsible for about 90% of the strikes since 2004. almost 1000 civilians have been killed including up to 200 children. some estimates put the total number of fatalities in the region above 3.5 thousand. -- 3500. the latest report from amnesty international. was the predator drone. remotely controlled. it is the weapon of choice for the cia in pakistan. that is where they have launched more than 300 starts since 2004. the target is suspected taliban and al qaeda militants. the white house said a better draws and it boots on the ground. they justify the covert program as effective and legal. >> america does not take strikes to punish individuals. we act against terrorists who strike an imminent threat to the american people. >> not so according to amnesty as to -- intern
: tori these documents the house oversight committee sent me don't bode well for the obama administration, the arm of the federal government in charge of implementing it handed these over and show six people enrolled on day one, 250 signed up by the end of day 2, the office said 7 million people need to enroll by march 31st or it won't by financially viable, that means taxpayers could foot the bill if the government needs to inject money into the program or if premiums skyrocket but experts say modest numbers were expected and providers won't be scared out of the market. the administration is counting on it working efficiently to attract customers. >> they are claiming november 30th they will be ready, we want to help make sure they will and make sure it doesn't happen again. >> she says the website is improving every day. she says she will release the official number of people enrolled in obamacare by the middle of this month. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> google and ora kel are helping fix the problems, they say it is part of what it calls team surge and goo
of the horrific terrorist attacks. >> president obama is pushing nouri al-maliki to hold elections to bring the country back to its political use. nouri al-maliki assures him it will be held next year. >> the obama administration says it will have 7 million people signed up for health care by march 2014. to do that they'll have to pick up the pace. according to new documents released by congressional investigators only six people signed up on day one of the website. 248 on day two. official numbers of how many people signed up could be released this month. >> speaking of insurance, if you are one of 14 million americans who bought your own, it could get cancel. >> erin is a self-employed scin care therapist, wife and mother of two. she had the same insurance policy the past couple of years. she was happy, until she found out she was losing it. >> i was shocked, to tell you the truth. i don't think i was clear or maybe the president was not transparent on what was going to happen with the current plan. i had no plan to change. >> erin doesn't have her letter at the salon, but that's okay bec
. technicians have been repairing it since late saturday, after the obama administration launched a tech surge, bringing in experts from top technology companies like google and oracle to fix it. the website has been filled with glitches since launching on october 1st. it is expected to be back on line around 9am eastern. >> scamming, intimidation and extortion. what a group in mexico is doing to stop the corruption. an imprisoned member of pussy riot goes missing. s >>> a woman gaoled for a punk protest in russia has gone missing. the husband of nadya tolokonnikova says he hasn't heard from his wife since she was moved to a new prison. she and members of pussy riot were imprisoned after staging a protest against jooutin at a kath -- vladimir putin at a kath reed ral. >> nadya tolokonnikova has disappeared into a gulag system. they fear the russian authorities are trying to crush her spirit. she was being held in penal colony number 14, several hundredkm east of moscow. al jazeera contacted her husband, and he said nadya tolokonnikova was deliberately being cut off from the outside world. he w
american values. it's important for the obama administration to remind the egyptians in this behaviour can't continue. what's the biggest leverage that washington has? the ongoing military relationship. the u.s. decided it will not send a fleet of f-16s, which had been bought by the egyptian military, because they don't want to say in any way or show in any way that they approve the way the political situation is being conducted in egypt. >> rosalind jordan. pakistan's government is reviewing its relationship with the united states after the killing of a taliban leader in a drone strike. the political leaders controlling west pakistan says it will block nato supply routes. and the taliban wants revenge. >> this man said he shouldn't have come to work but can't afford to stay home. he fears reprisal attacks by the pakistan taliban after its leader, hakimullah mehsud, was killed in an unmanned drone strike. >> translation: people have stopped coming to market. we are afraid the taliban will attack us. i don't know what to do. >> mohammed's fears is based on experience. his market in peshawa
at least 57 of the 82 people killed were civilians, including children. the obama administration said the u.s. follows international law and tries to choose the actions "least likely to result in the loss of innocent life." the reports came as pakistani prime minister nawaz sharif met with president obama at the white house and renewed his calls for an end to the drone strikes. the two also discussed recent attacks on christians within pakistan. >>> in egypt, coptic christians mourned the victims of a deadly drive-by shooting this week at a cairo church. masked gunmen killed four people, including two young girls. the u.s. and international human rights groups condemned that shooting as well as a recent string of other attacks against egypt's coptic christian minority, estimated at about 10% of the population. despite hopes for an immediate change, the vatican's chief official for doctrine this week reaffirmed the catholic church's traditional teaching banning communion for divorced catholics who remarry. in an article for the vatican newspaper, archbishop gerhard mueller said those catholi
that the united states and the obama administration are not reliable allies, not friends. >> is there anger within the french government, as we heard madeleine albright said, "they spied on me. >> there's siniccism and embarrassment in the french government which does not have credibility with the electorate in france. the socialist government is way down in the polls. the notion that the french government has no control over its destiny. it can't protect itself against american spying. >> do they have a reason to be outraged, frankly? >> i think so. i think you have to put the nsa spying scandal in the context of everything that's been happening in the war on terror. this is one of a series of things where you have seen parting of ways between europe and the united states. the drone issue is another, just last week in the u.n. ga - sorry, the u.n. general assembly. there was a debate about drones. many european countries joined with third world countries to express concern. there's a sense that maybe the americans have gone too far in a quest for security. that is part of the equation here. >> wh
with the bush administration and now the obama administration on the drone strike program. it's been the obama administration that has increased the frequency of the attacks. some argue out of a sense that the pakistanis have not done enough to crackdown on taliban and al qaeda activities in its border. there was a front page story in the "the washington post" outlining the detail not just how much access the pakistan government was tacitly giving to washington, but the pakistanis were getting top-level intelligence briefings about the targets and strategies used when launching the attacks. >> pakistani citizens don't like the attacks. it's not surprising you see an objection from the highest levels in the islamabad government because they have to basically find a way to placate their citizens. >> if it's killing a person who terror iffed so many pakistanis, why the call for accountability. >> you have to remember nawaz sharif who used to be the prime minister was re-elected as the prime minister. he's not been on the job for six months. it's essential for him staying in power to say to pakist
has been cooperating - first, with the bush administration, now with the obama administration on this drone strike program. certainly it's been the obama administration that has increased the frequency of the attacks, some would argue, out of a sense that the pakistanis have not done enough to crackdown on taliban in al qaeda activity within its borders. there was a front page story in the wopt out -- "the washington post" outlining in detail not just how much access the pakistanie government gave to washington, but they would get a top level intelligence briefing about the targets and strategies used in deciding when to launch the attacks. it's worth keeping note that pakistani citizens do not like the drone attacks. it's not surprising you'd see a vociferous objection from the highest levels in the islamabad government. they have to find a way to placate their citizens. >> if it's killing a person terrorizing so many pakistanis, why this call for accountability? >> you have to remember nawaz sharif, who used to be the prime minister has recently been elected as prime ministe
kerry's mission to deliver a message from the obama administration on what washington expect kie re t cairn the white so weeks and months a. how can they move toward working toward democracy. the trip was unannounced and that was denying egypt the ability to say look the united states is in support of what we have been doing here politically in the past five months. so by having this unannounced trip the u.s. was able to send a message that it does disapprove of what has happened. that said, the u.s. also is making it very plain and we heard this from secretary kerry on sunday that the u.s. looks to egypt as a security partner across the middle east. they have had a long standing military relationship. egyptian soldiers train here in the u.s. and the u.s. looks to egypt to-mayb to maintain secur. particularly with the park par f israel with the u.s. has a peace treaty and they look to egypt to make sure that insurdon'surgecss don't get a toe hold. egypt has had an outside amount of influence in regional politics and the u.s. sees that in the long-term interest it is best to be an ally
are leaking to the press. remember the rumors the obama administration was thinking of booting vice president biden off the ticket for hillary clinton. >> that's crazy news chatter. >> joe, you heard from insiders about this. everybody poo-pooed you. >> said it early on. people were talking about it in '11. i heard from insiders. we talked about it on this show. everybody laughed. >> well, it turns out, when you say it, yeah. it turns out -- it turns out, oba obama's chief of staff at the time, was actively pushing the idea. his quote, i was vocal about looking into a bunch of things. this was one of them. you have to remember, at that point, the president was in awful shape. so, we were like holy christ, what do we do. fortunately for vice president biden, research suggested the move wasn't going to help the president's chances. i wonder why? >> hillary clinton's approval rating is down to 46% right now, i saw. hillary clinton -- >> this is interesting. >> i have great admiration for her. >> i do, too. i think she's going to run. >> benghazi is a serious, it's a lot more difficult for her to
before in that area. >> members of congress are taking a closer look at the obama administration's drone strike policy today. in fact, they've invited a pakistani family that was victimized by a strike to share their story, but they first spoke to aljazeera. >> it happened a little more than a year ago. for this 12-year-old and 9-year-old, the memories are still vivid. >> i saw these two bright lights fall from the sky and hit where my grandmother was standing. then everything became dark, and i didn't know what to do, but i just wanted to run away, because i was just so scared. i looked at my hand and there was blood coming out of my hand. >> it was as if day became night. it became very dark all of a sudden, and where my grandmother was, i later heard, she was blown to pieces. >> the grandmother had been picking okra when she was hit. they had trouble buried her body. all that was left were fragments. the family has never been told why the 76-year-old mid wife was targeted. >> i received a letter from an official in the pakistani government agreeing that what had happened to us was tra
of ever advocated it being permanent and i don't even think the obama administration is seeking to make it permanent. but also i think it's very important that you can't talk about the safety net one program in isolation. we have over 80 different programs providing cash food housing and medical care to poor people. doesn't include social security and medicare. we spend close to a trillion dollars a year. that's about $10,000 for each low income american. this constitutes a cut of about of about one half of 1%. >> brown: are you suggesting people will not feel this right away? >> i'm suggesting very few people get food stamps alone and therefore you have to look at the overall package of assistance that they get which is closer to $27,000 to $30,000 a year. in that context this type of restraint is less alarming than if you just look at food stamps alone. very few families get food stamps alone. >> we are now talking about $1.40 per person per meal. and whereas the snap allotment could have lasted for three weeks because of this reduction in a household's monthly expenditure for food, e
we can execute. and execution has been -- one senior member of the obama administration said to me this week, that they were dealing with all of this their real achille's heel throughout. just for exactly the reason that david laid out that we all seen computer systems that roll out badly. always getting microsoft updates to our operating systems and so forth. that would have argued in favor of the obama administration making sure that this system was being test run for six months or a year before it came out. which is what most technology companies will tell you in large, complex piece of software requires. instead they gave this weeks. and that is actually i think where the investigative focus should be, why they tried to go do this so fast and so on the fly. >> in some cases they gave days, companies that were going to be working and needing the systems to tap in to, online insurance, private insurance companies they got the information from the white house two days before the site went live they weren't able to get down the testing that they would have required. yes, this webs
drinking the kool-aid from the obama fountain to look at it rationally. >> talking about the obama administration, a senior administration official told the "new york times," a quote, it's not that the nsa or the intelligence community were going rogue or operating out of bounds. is that the issue here that other countries spy on the u.s. to the degree their technology allows? and isn't that, in fact, what the nsa did? they just simply did business as usual? >> they are going rogue and out of bounds because they are violating section 215 of the patriot act and section 702 of the fisa amendments act as well as the fourth amendment of the constitution. and as i said earlier, i get it. embassies spy on embassies and intelligence groups spy on one another. but we don't spy on innocent, perfectly innocent citizenship, an entire populace of a nation as well as the high level conversations of the actual leader's hand-held device. >> if that broad monitoring of population ended up finding terrorist plots, how would you respond to that? >> again it would be an ends-justify-the-means argumen
with more, sharyl? >> reporter: scott, the obama administration didn't dispute those enrollment numbers reported in government meeting notes. six the first day as you said, just six. 248 by the end of day two. white house spokesman jay carney said they haven't really-- released enrollment fillings because the numbers have to be checked and accurate and he downplayed expectations. >> let me just tell you now, november 1. we don't expect those numbers to be very high. and we never did. but they're going to be even lower because of the challenges we've had with the web site. >> reporter: angered to learn that figures are compiled daily after being told there weren't any, the republican chair of the house ways and means committee today demanded all enrollment data by 5 p.m. or else that it could be subpoenaed. last word, scott, nothing had been provided. >> pelley: sharyl attkisson in our washington newsroom, thank you sharyl. so why didn't the president know that his signature program was in such trouble? we'll talk to his former chief of staff. a tiny drug company believes that this pill
the house force the obama administration to release updated numbers? >> well, i think that the administration has said all along they'll do a month's worth of data at a time. i think the important thing here, alex, is to understand that when we rolled out medicare part d when massachusetts did its health care, universal health care system, they had similar delays. there were peaks that april came well into the open enrollment and certainly part did was not without its bugs in the system. the idea is not to point a finger of blame but extend a hand of help on behalf of congress. let's get together and get this thing running. people want to embrace the benefits of the act. i hear it more and more. look, i've been asked to vote 46, 47 times over to repeal the affordable care act by the republican majority in our house. they have wanted to destroy this opportunity for our americans to have health care benefits since its inception. and it's time to really get to work and get the system running. >> representative tomko, is there an educated guess as to what the numbers may b
values. the obama administration along with 55 democratic senators support it, however it would have many hurdles in the house where spieker john boehner opposes the measure. cost american jobs especially small business jobs. boehner and house republicans say that existing measures already provide the needed protection from discrimination. >> well, we just live to fight another day. it will pass eventually. the american people are changing. this country is changing. we are definitely tbkin becoming more inclusive. >> advocates say they are getting closer and closer to its passage. al jazeera new york. >>> millions of people head to the polls tomorrow for election day 2013. while not all of you have a ballot to cast, there are some key races. david shuster has more. david. >> in new jersey, republican incumbent governor chris christie, appears to be heading towards a landslide victory. poised to make huge inroads with women voters, latinos and african americans. poised to say he is the most electable republican. for several weeks crifti christs been blasting are conservative republicans. >
, but it's mainly after the obama administration to make the case to congress that has to agree in large measure. a similar case pertains in iraq. whether the great can be removed as the bogeyman is a pertinent question. we'll see. we'll see and i'm one of those who believe that not only our dreams possible, but i think that our president and the leaders of our country are wise enough and experienced enough to seize the opportunity. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much, ambassador miller. our next speaker to answer the question, dr. patrick clawson. from the washington institute. [applause] >> ambassador -- i hope is quite correct. but what i thought i would do is discuss a different topic. and that is some of the barriers that may remain to a close working relationship between the iranian and american governments in the event that there is a nuclear agreement. and it's useful for us to recall that there are a wide range of other issues on which the two governments differ. and to take one very obvious example, the united states government has now for 30 years listed the arabian g
it. we cannot fix every problem in the world with. and i think the obama administration understands that. they had pushed early on and continue for a more cooperative approach. let us work with our allies to try to figure out how we solve these problems instead of assuming that the has to show up and fix it. that expectation is something we cannot meet. that's why, for instance, in afghanistan everything that happens is our fault. either we didn't do enough, or we did too much. we pulled out, you know, after the soviets fell and after najibullah full, and that led to problems. now we're back in -- we have got to set more realistic expectations and, as i said, work with local partners, work with international lies to try to fix the problem. this is going to be a long, tough battle. we are not going to be universeally loved while we are trying to protect our country from al-qaeda and their various affiliates. we have to continue to prosecute that war, but i think we make some of those changes i mentioned, we can prosecute it more effectively in a way that will give us a better chance
have much political work to do. when i say we, it is we the people, but it's mainly a test of the obama administration to make the case to congress that has to agree in large measure. a similar case pertains in iran. whether the great satan can be removed as a bogeyman is a pertinent question. we'll see. we'll see, and i'm one of those who believes that not only are agreements possible, but i think that our president and the leaders of our country are wise enough and experienced enough to seize the opportunity. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much, ambassador miller. our next speaker to answer the question is going to be doctor patrick clawson from washington institute for near east policy. please welcome him. [applause] >> thanks to ambassador miller spoke eloquently about reasons for some optimism that nuclear impasse can be resolved. and i hope he is quite correct. what i thought i would do, discuss a different topic, and that is some of the barriers that may remain to a close working relationship between the iranians and the american governments. in the event that there is a
, rough figures from a government contractor that does estimates. the obama administration needs 39,000 people a day to enroll to meet its goals and make the system work. arthel? >> molly henneberg, thanks so much for that report. >>> an extreme weather alert now. strong winds, heavy rain slamming the northwest. especially in seattle where tens of thousands now have no power. meteorologist janet dean is live in the extreme weather center. hi. we've got this storm and then another one moves in on monday and tuesday. so as you can see, kind of a rough day in seattle today. things clear up tomorrow. the temperature is going to drop quite a bit. then as we head into monday and tuesday, another storm moves in. so you can see the satellite radar imagery. up to six to 12 inches of snow in the higher elevations and then as we head into the early part of next week, another storm system moves on in. so let's take a look at your forecast imagery. again that system moves toward the northern rockies, inner mountain west and then we also have this storm system kind of looming in the background fo
are the top stories. president obama says his administration is reviewing the nsa policy on spying, after weeks of protests from the european nations about ease droving on world leaders. a european delegation is in washington this week talking about spying reports with u.s. government officials. 26 young men will soon receive a payout totalling $60 million from penn state university. the school is giving this settlement to victims abused by jerry sandusky a little more after a year for 45 counts of child sex abuse. >>> rick perry says a federal ruling will not stop ongoing efforts to protect women. a federal judge has tossed out some abortion restrictions passed by the texas legislature this summer calling them unconstitutional. the new rules were scheduled to take effect tuesday. the state's attorney general is appealing the ruling. >>> those are the headlines at this hour. i am john seigenthaler. "consider this" with antonio moro is next. i will see you here with the news and you can get the latest on aljazeera.com. >>> the white house back pedalling after more nsa backlash. internation
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